Pothos Fungal Infection: How to Keep Your Plant Fungus-Free



Fungal spores are everywhere, and when conditions are overly humid and wet indoors or outdoors, the spores can become active and multiply to attack roots, stems, and leaves.

Three pathogens cause most of these diseases: Phytophthora, Pythium, and Rhizoctonia. Each one brings about its own type of infection to the plant, but the treatment for all of them is similar.

The Silent Killer: How Phytophthora Root Rot is Destroying Your Pothos Plants

It starts in the roots and can eventually move through the stems and the rest of the plant tissue.

Watch Out for Pythium Root Rot In Your Pothos

Pythium root rot is another water mold that can infect your Pothos. It is caused by various Pythium species of fungi that attack root tips and can move through the pothos roots and up into the stems.

Treatments for Phytophthora & Pythium Fungal Infections

If your plant shows unhealthy symptoms and you suspect it has root rot, isolate it from your other plants since fungal diseases spread easily. 

Rhizoctonia Stem Rot  and Aerial Blight of Leaves

Rhizoctonia is a soil-borne fungus that lives everywhere outdoors in gardens and fields. The most common species that can attack your Pothos is Rhizoctonia solani on the stems and leaves.

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